Maxime Collette scored the lone goal for the Dryden GM Ice Dogs (6-7-1-0) in a 2-1 loss to the Kam River Fighting Walleye (7-2-1-0) to begin their eight-game road trip.
Both Jordan Belley for Dryden and Austin Madge for Kam River showed up to play as a combined 100 saves were made between the two.
Dryden came into last night's game on a high as they took down the Thunder Bay North Stars 6-2 the previous night.
Kam River's Zach Fortin opened the scoring at the three minute mark of the first period as he was able to poke a loose puck past Belley for his first of the year. Kam River took the early 1-0 lead.
Maxime Collette was able to tie the game for the Ice Dogs as continuous pressure paid off with a powerplay goal to give him 21 on the season to tie the game at 1.
After 20 minutes Dryden led the shot department 22-16.
There was no scoring in the second period and the scored remained tied 1-1. Dryden put 16 shots on Madge in the frame while Kam River had 14 shots of their own.
Exactly halfway into the third period Christian Veneruzzo put the home side out ahead with a shorthanded goal to pick up his second of the season.
Dryden put 19 shots on Madge in the period but couldn't beat him. Dryden falls 2-1.
The final shot count was 57-46 for the Ice Dogs.
Belley takes the loss in a 44 save performance, while Madge picked up the win stopping 56 of 57 shots.
The two teams will face off again tonight (November 6, 2021) at 7:30 p.m.